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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <>
Subject Re: coding standard and logging
Date Thu, 06 Apr 2006 15:06:56 GMT
Lars Kühne wrote, On 4/5/2006 9:30 PM:

> Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
>> Lars Kühne wrote, On 4/4/2006 4:05 PM:
>>> Nolan, Edell wrote:
>>>> 2) The last email for the logging - is below
>>>> We could use the LogUtils class from celtix which is using the 
>>>> jdk1.5 logging.
>>> I think there was strong opposition against JDK logging because 
>>> people love log4j. I think the consensus was to define our own 
>>> logger interface and inject that in ORB.init().
>> What are our target JDK versions again?  Do we start w/ JDK14 or 
>> JDK13?  I am of the opinion that we use the vanilla logger for JDK14 
>> or, if we start w/ JDK13, log4j.  In either case I do not see the 
>> need for a specialized logger interface that's injected; I'm 
>> interested in hearing opinion on this.
> JDK 1.3 will be end-of-lifed by Sun this summer, so I think we should 
> ignore it.
> Re logging, where I work we use log4j on JDK 1.4. I think that is a 
> pretty common scenario, and using vanilla j.u.logging will not 
> integrate well with the rest of our apps. If you want to support both 
> you either have to use some logger abstraction, and a logger interface 
> is the best abstraction I can come up with.

Makes sense.  What about slf4j?

> Re minimum JDK: I would like to also bring JDK 1.5 into the picture, 
> but maybe that should go into another thread.

Yes, if our minimum JDK is 1.4 then I assume that we would work under 
JDK1.5; er, at least if you don't use Geronimo as an example.  :)


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